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HD background images

Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 2:32 pm
by Norby
Please post nice sci-fi pictures into this topic which maybe usable as mission screen background in OXPs.
I suggest to find images in at least 1920x1080 resolution.

You can make small thumbnails using postimage.org due to the max. insertable size in this forum is 1000x800.
The best if a smaller picture is pasted here and enclosed in an url tag to the source, like this:

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[url=http://fedya.deviantart.com/art/docks3-190113879]
[img]http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/353/1/4/docks3_by_fedya-d356st3.png[/img]
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OXP developers can use this code in .plist to display HD images in full resolution:

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a_hd_image = { name: "hdpic.png"; height: 480; };
In .js use this:

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setScreenBackground({ name: "hdpic.png", height: 480 });

Re: HD background images

Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 4:22 pm
by Day
Bravo!

Re: HD background images

Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 4:43 pm
by Norby
Here are some station interior pictures. FullHD downolad links are in the right side in the source page.

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Re: HD background images

Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 6:39 pm
by Day
I like this one as a ship interior for the F4 screen: working on the station interfaces:
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This one for a Random Hits space bar F4:
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I'm sure this one means we could add some new F4 occupations to Oolite:
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I like this one for the F3 screen: working on the engine and other dirty bits
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Re: HD background images

Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 6:42 pm
by JazHaz
What are the copyright statuses of these images?

Re: HD background images

Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 7:43 pm
by pagroove
Some are fitting and some not so fitting for the Oolite universe. I think we need more custom made images and not lending from sites like Deviantart.

Re: HD background images

Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 9:08 pm
by Norby
JazHaz wrote:What are the copyright statuses of these images?
Please click on the images and find out or contact with the author - I can say only that all of them have a dedicated free download button to the fullsize version.
pagroove wrote:Some are fitting and some not so fitting for the Oolite universe. I think we need more custom made images and not lending from sites like Deviantart.
Custom images surely fit better but a general image still better than a black backgroud imho. Maybe some images can be the base of customizations, for example if somebody put an Oolite ship into an empty dock.

Some more food for thought:

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Re: HD background images

Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 10:55 pm
by JazHaz
Norby wrote:
JazHaz wrote:What are the copyright statuses of these images?
Please click on the images and find out or contact with the author - I can say only that all of them have a dedicated free download button to the fullsize version.
I'm worried about this issue as using the images as backgrounds to an OXP may not be allowed depending on their licences.

Re: HD background images

Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 11:07 pm
by Layne
The ability to download an image at high-def on DeviantArt does /not/ remove the original artist's copyright on the material.

http://about.deviantart.com/policy/copyright/

JazHaz is right-- you will need to contact the original artist and get permission before using anything you find on DeviantArt.

It might even be necessary for them to license the work under Creative Commons for it to be in accord with other materials used in Oolite OXP's.

Re: HD background images

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 5:31 am
by SteveKing
Still, I'm sure there are some that would suit. For the sake of a couple of emails, what's the worst that could happen - "No, sorry, I would rather not".

The way I look at it, if an artists image is out there, it's being seen. If only one percent of viewers follow up enough to find out who the artist is, then the 'free' image has done it's job. I presume registering anything under CCL is relatively simple, so it's only down to the original artist to make the effort. Given the (generally) quick responses for squashing bugs around here, our 'artists' are happy to put in that sort of effort into their creations :D

Re: HD background images

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 7:06 am
by cim
If you're looking for already-licensed stuff, then http://opengameart.org/ lets you search by license (though because of what it is, they only have CC-BY-SA stuff, not CC-BY-NC-SA, so it may not be particularly useful for many existing OXPs. There's a few CC0 ones, though)

For the New Cargoes backdrops I went looking for CC-BY-SA images of industrial and business sites on Wikimedia Commons, then did some post-processing to make them look less 20th century. Again, they don't tend to have the -NC stuff, so not always useful.

http://www.flickr.com/ has some space-style art as well as photos under various CC licenses: the license statements can be found on the photo full pages. Some of them are just CC-BY, which will fit with either -NC or not - it just requires a source credit in the documentation.

Re: HD background images

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 9:21 pm
by Norby
Thanks for the tips. More images with licences:

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5500x3384 CC-BY 2.0

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4288x2848 CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0

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3840x2400 CC-BY-NC-SA 2.0

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2948x1800 CC-BY-NC 2.0

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2948x1799 CC-BY-NC 2.0

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2720x1660 CC-BY-NC 2.0

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2624x1599 CC-BY-NC 2.0

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2560x1391 CC-BY-NC-SA 2.0

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2560x1391 CC-BY-NC-SA 2.0

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1920x1058 CC-BY-NC 2.0

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1440x881 CC-BY-NC 2.0

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Maybe enough for a while. :)

Re: HD background images

Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 11:33 am
by Norby
I aksed the authors of above images without license and we got the first permission.
Dear Kheng,

I would like to ask your permission of using your beautiful images as backgrounds in upcoming free addons of an open source Elite-like space simulation game named to Oolite at http://oolite.org/.

I and some other hobby programmer in this forum: http://aegidian.org/bb/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=17492 making addons under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/, so if you allow to use your images then you will get a note in the readme of addons regarding you are the author of the used images.

I especially like these:
http://kheng.deviantart.com/art/Lab-100478314
http://kheng.deviantart.com/art/Launch- ... -449525179
http://kheng.deviantart.com/art/Assembl ... P-64237766
http://kheng.deviantart.com/art/industr ... l-50980582
http://kheng.deviantart.com/art/Industr ... l-30438316
http://kheng.deviantart.com/art/Dead-End-Final-9278839
Then Kheng Teoh wrote in email:
Sure that is no problem as long as you use cite the source :)

Re: HD background images

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:04 pm
by Norby
We got another permission:
Re: I would like to use your images
from SeanMcKinney http://seanmckinney.deviantart.com/
to Norbylite http://norbylite.deviantart.com/
No problem, since it is an open source project I give you permission to use the images.

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Norbylite said the following:

Dear Sean McKinney,

I would like to ask your permission of using your beautiful images as backgrounds in upcoming free addons of an open source Elite-like space simulation game named to Oolite at http://oolite.org/.

I and some other hobby programmer in this forum: http://aegidian.org/bb/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=17492 making addons under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/, so if you allow to use your images then you will get a note in the readme of addons regarding you are the author of the used images.

I especially like these:
http://seanmckinney.deviantart.com/art/ ... -413945482
http://seanmckinney.deviantart.com/art/ ... -506830972
http://seanmckinney.deviantart.com/art/ ... -333496330
http://seanmckinney.deviantart.com/art/ ... -314109170
http://seanmckinney.deviantart.com/art/ ... -279852592
http://seanmckinney.deviantart.com/art/ ... -340413667
http://seanmckinney.deviantart.com/art/ ... -282428521
http://seanmckinney.deviantart.com/art/ ... -270755310
http://seanmckinney.deviantart.com/art/ ... -251572683

Re: HD background images

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:24 am
by Redspear
Good work Norby.

I'd love to see some of these in Planetfall or a mission of some kind...